March 2021 Meeting: Angel Island

Angel Island
Presenter: Grant Din
Saturday, March 27, 2021   10:30am - 12:00 pm, via Zoom
Social hour 10-10:30 am, via Zoom

While people who have heard about Angel Island might know about the Chinese poetry carved on its walls, what is less known is that over half a million immigrants from eighty countries were processed by officials on the island, and genealogical resources are still available to researchers.

Learn from examples of Chinese, Japanese, Jewish (from Austria), Korean, Russian, Filipino , and South Asian immigrants, and find out about the National Archives and other resource that might be available for your research.  

Grant Din has been working with Bay Area nonprofit organizations for over thirty years and has conducted genealogical research for even longer.  He was on the staff of the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation and currently volunteers there.  All four of his grandparents spent time on Angel Island.  Grant’s interest in genealogy started when he was a youth.  He is in the 36th generation of the Gong family.  He holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University and has travelled throughout the US, China and Japan for his research. He and his family life in Oakland. 

This meeting will be held remotely via the Zoom web conferencing system. Several days before the date of the meeting, a link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to SMCGS eNews subscribers (both members and non-members) and will also be posted in the Members Only section of this website.

This event is free and all are welcome. For more information about our monthly meetings, click here.

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DNA Interest Group - via Zoom

Note: During the coronavirus pandemic, this meeting will be held via Zoom rather than in-person, typically on the 3rd Thursday of each month. See the calendar to confirm the times.

The DNA interest group meets regularly on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 2:15 to 3:45 pm. The purpose of this group is to ask questions and get help interpreting your DNA results and deciding on next steps. There is no charge to attend, but membership in SMCGS is a requirement to join. Contact Chris Green at seminars@smcgs.org.

British Special Interest Group

Note: During the coronavirus pandemic, this meeting will be held via Zoom rather than in-person, typically on every other Wednesday. See the calendar to confirm the times.

The British Interest Group meets every other Wednesday at 3PM. Please see the calendar for dates.  There is no charge for the group, but you must be a member of SMCGS. Come and bring your knowledge and questions to share with other researchers.  For more information contact publications@smcgs.org.

Irish Interest Group

Note: During the coronavirus pandemic, this meeting will be held via Zoom rather than in-person, typically on every other Wednesday. See the calendar to confirm the times. 

The Irish Interest Group meets every other Wednesday at 4PM,  immediately following the British Interest Group meeting. . Please see the calendar for dates.  There is no charge for the group, but you must be a member of SMCGS. Come and bring your knowledge and questions to share with other researchers. For more information contact publications@smcgs.org.

German Interest Group

Note: During the coronavirus pandemic, this meeting will be held via Zoom rather than in-person, typically on the 2nd Thursday of each month. See the calendar to confirm the times.

The German Special Interest Group meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at 10:00am.
There is no charge for the group, but you must be a member of SMCGS.  Please come and bring your knowledge and questions to share with other researchers.
For more information contact historian@smcgs.org

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